Winter Car Myths

Posted on December 20th, 2018 by ncapmanage

Driving in snow is much different than driving on a nice summer day. The road is covered in ice and people are more likely to lose control of their vehicle. Many people think that they need to treat their auto parts in Riverdale differently during the winter, but this isnt always the case. While this is true for some parts, such as switching your tires for winter tires, there are many other myths that people believe.

Myth #1: Bigger Cars Are Better

Many people are under the assumption that bigger cars, such as SUVs and trucks, are better equipped for winter driving. If you are looking for a car for off-roading, then yes, a bigger car is better, but if you are just driving to and from work and running errands, you don’t necessarily need a large vehicle.

Myth #2 Underinflated Tires Are Better

Overinflating your tires is never a good idea, especially in winter, but underinflating them won’t make much of a difference either. Many people believe this myth because they think it would give your car a wider contact patch, but in reality, skinnier tires are best for snow.

Myth #3 You Only Need to Scrape Off Your Front Windshield

This is wrong on so many levels, not only is this a driving hazard for you but also for the people driving behind you. If you do not clean off all window, windshields and your roof, snow will blow off of your car and onto the front windshield of the car behind you. Be mindful when you are scraping off your car and make sure to get as much snow off as possible.

For all of your winter auto parts needs, stop by or call New Cats Auto Parts in Riverdale.